Saturday, February 06, 2016

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WHAT IS BRITAIN BUYING AT AUCTION? BARNEBYS PORTAL TO GLOBAL AUCTION MARKET REVEALS BRITISH TOP TEN


WHAT ARE THE TOP TEN THINGS BRITAIN IS BUYING AT AUCTION?  BARNEBYS, PORTAL TO 1,300 GLOBAL AUCTION SITES, REVEALS BRITS OLD FASHIONED BUYING HABITS
Barnebys, the Swedish owned internet portal for accessing what’s for sale at auction internationally- a service for auction enthusiasts - tells us some revealing truths about British tastes.
What are the top ten things we as a nation are buying at auction? The list is based on Barnebys one million monthly online visitors who are able to access 1,300 auction house websites:
* Watches (wrist and pocket)
* Antiques
* Cars
* Jewellery (diamond rings)
* Clocks
* Stamps
* Motorcycles
* Royal Crown Derby
* British Coins
* Cameras
So it seems that time watching (especially with the Rolex brand) is right up there alongside an ongoing love affair with the motor car and motorbike, a thrifty attitude to finding an engagement ring and some old fashioned interests, coin and stamp collecting, alongside something for the mantelpiece by way of a ceramic trophy in Crown Derby. Cameras come in fairly low down the list which may indicate that mobile phones are increasingly our new cameras. No surprise there then.
Commenting on this pattern of buying, Barnebys leading international expert on auction houses, Pontus Silfverstolpe, says: “There is an almost old fashioned feel to this list which speaks of affection and loyalty for known things that also appealed to previous generations. It would appear that Brits are not that different from their parents after all. And that there is something in the British character that loves a bargain.”
He says the British pattern differs significantly from other national buying habits in Europe. For example in Germany and France, sculpture and porcelain are ranked high. So once again Britain seems to be lagging behind culturally in our buying habits.
Barnebys aim is to make the auction process easy and transparent, for both seasoned and first-time buyers. Breadth is key. Barnebys users have access to hundreds of auctions across the globe and can find items in every price bracket - Edvard Munch’s The Scream, which sold for US$120 million (since beaten by a Picasso and a Modigliani), was among the most expensive to ever feature on the site, but there are also plenty of pieces for as little as £30.
Barnebys auction clients include the cream of the international fine art auction houses like Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Philips as well as many solid national regional and local auction houses in five countries – Sweden, France, Germany, the UK and the USA. There’s even a free database of sold items and the prices paid by buyers, as well as an appraisal platform to value your objects.
Since early 2011 Barneby’s has been signing up auctioneers all over the world to appear on its platform. Currently they secure 30 new signings a month. The enterprise makes money purely on the traffic it sends to auctions on a per-click basis.  CEO and co-founder Christopher Barnekow says. “We don’t do transactions on Barnebys, we only deliver traffic to our auction clients.”
The system generates one million monthly online visitors with 51%  connecting through the site’s mobile apps. Traffic and revenue is growing 10% per month, says Barnekow.
Barneby’s is described by Forbes Magazine as: " The Concierge For Auction Enthusiasts”” See Barnebys website for more info: www.barnebys.co.uk

 

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